Friday, April 16, 2010

Double Down Then, Sir

Obama, finally reacting to the tea party protesters:
Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser tonight, President Obama touted his administration’s tax cuts and said that the recent tea party rallies across the nation have “amused” him.

“You would think they should be saying thank you,” the president said to applause.
Well then, if he thinks tax cuts are so great why not make the Bush cuts permanent (or maybe double down on them)? Is it because our Chicago machine president most likely always planned to sprinkle out goodies on the way in the door with reality designed to arrive after the mid-terms (after his liberal agenda was through Congress)? Who doesn't think tax hikes are coming, maybe even a VAT?

Aside from being snide his comments also illustrate the fact that the movement is truly grassroots, mainly comprised of moms and pops not pros, who have no strong leadership and are largely reacting emotionally to the socialist mosaic this president is painting. They can't always put their feelings into exact words so the skinny but tough Chicago politician will be happy to it for them--to cheers from his flock. But rejection is part of the job description, fear and retribution are not. That is, if Obama hasn't already torn up that description.


LASunsett said...

He doesn't get it. It's not just about taxes, it's about shrinking government and eliminating massive amounts of waste along the way. It's about taking power from those who govern and giving it back to the governed. It's about government allowing people to think and choose for themselves, even when the consequences are not pleasant for the chooser.

A.C. McCloud said...

No, I think he gets it. He's doing this deliberately.